It's Tuesday! Why the exclamation point? Because it's not Monday. If you need me, I'll be on the railroad, all the live long day... News and Notes for your Tuesday right....about....now...
- Congratulations to Chris Stratton, who yesterday won the C Spire Ferriss Trophy, given annually to the top collegiate baseball player in the State of Mississippi. Stratton becomes the first winner of the award from MSU since Ed Easley in 2007.
- So apparently Vick Ballard and Pork Chop Womack weren't the only ones who graduated last weekend. Today State released the full list of Bulldog athletes who graduated this past weekend, a list that included former great Brad Corley. Check out the full list here.
- We found out yesterday that former Bulldogs weren't done getting signed, as the Philadelphia Eagles signed former MSU Safety Wade Bonner this weekend. Bonner performed well enough at the Eagles rookie camp this weekend to get a contract. Congrats, and yes the last name is close to a dirty thing jokes can be found in the comments section of that link. AND THEY DIDN'T EVEN SIGN MIKE HUNT.
- So, remember last week that we reported that we thought James Carmon signed with the Baltimore Ravens? Well, either he did and that didn't work out, or he never actually did. Either way, James tweeted out a picture yesterday of the contract he signed with the Buffalo Bills. Know Carmon probably wanted to play at Baltimore because that's his home town, but either way, signing a contract is a big deal, so congrats James.
(via Carmon's Instagram. see, we weren't lying)
- This Foxsports.net page lists former Bulldog K.J. Wright as one of the 33 NFL players set to break out this season. Wright plays for the Seahawks, in case ya missed that (or just don't feel like clicking the link)
- Mr. CFB, Tony Barnhart, talks about what we all are wondering about, will this be Tyler Russell's year?
- We'll talk about this more in a separate blog post, but yesterday USA Today released a database of finances for every major college athletic program. MSU's numbers? $58.9M revenue, $51.6M total expenses, and $4.8M subsidy. Revenues increased by $20.8M since 2010, and expenses increased by $15.3M. No analysis here, just telling you the numbers. I can barely balance a checkbook.
That's it for today. Did we miss something? Leave it in the comments, and we'll try to be better tomorrow!
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